Derek Hough isn't ready to admit he's banging Kate Hudson -- but he's definitely not denying it either. The "Dancing with The Stars" pro was in Boca Raton Thursday -- at a Tony Robbins seminar of all things -- when a photog popped the question about rumors he and newly single Kate are hooking up ... hot spot last Friday night -- he left out the front door, and she was spotted sneaking out the back -- sans engagement ring.
(Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
They received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap.
The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") and performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U. As well as being trained in many forms of dance, Hough can also play the piano, guitar and drums.
Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons.
With a total of eight nominations, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines that he choreographed for the show.
Hough has also starred in various stage productions, including the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In 2013, he starred in Make Your Move, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film.
As of 2014, he has held a recurring acting role on ABC's musical-drama, Nashville.
Slated to air on December 7, 2016, Hough will play the role of Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production, Hairspray Live! When Hough was 12, his divorcing parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas.
Hough's sister Julianne joined him in London several months later.
Originally intending to stay for a year, Hough remained in London for ten years.